Simon served with communications unit in Vietnam

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The American Legion is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2019. Profiles of St. Joseph-area veterans published in each Newsleader during 2019. The Newsleader is joining with Post 328 to recognize veterans and Legion members who served during World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and other theaters of conflict and Cold War tensions. by Tom Klecker Robert “Bob” Simon, 75 

Oct. 20 White Mass planned for health-care professionals

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com The tradition of honoring health professionals at a White Mass continues again this year when a Catholic Mass honoring medical professionals and workers will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Sacred Heart Chapel at St. Benedict’s Monastery in St. Joseph. This is the fifth year the Mass, which is for health-care workers of

Refugee/immigrant news: English classes are underway

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Tani waa kuu muhiim adiga.  Fadlan aqri. Ogeysiis!  Importante para Usted, por favor léalo. Please read! Announcements brought to you by Cultural Bridges of St. Joseph, a committee of Central Minnesota Community Empowerment Organization. We are dedicated to ease your transition into our community. Classes are well underway in St. Joseph for those learning English at the Spirituality Center of the Sisters of

Alcohol believed to be a factor in CR 2 crash

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A St. Joseph man’s car ended up on its roof Oct. 13 after he said he swerved to avoid a deer. Kyle Arthur Viehauser, 26, was driving south on CR 2 when he drove off the road and hit a field approach, according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office. Viehauser’s vehicle, a 2000 Buick Le Sabre, rolled on its roof

Gigabit internet now offered in St. Joseph

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com A significant speed upgrade to Midco’s St. Joseph service announced Oct. 8 will mean faster, more reliable internet for residents and businesses. Higher-speed service will spur innovation, economic development and education, company leaders said. Midco announced a $2.1 million technology and facility investment that opens the way for the gigabit internet service. The new technology provides

Sartell woman struck, killed on Second Street

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A Sartell woman walking on Second Street South was struck and killed Thursday night. Nadia Filsmyer, 37, was struck in the traffic lane and died at the scene, according to Sartell police. When officers arrived on the scene at Second Street South and Horizon Avenue, several firefighters were on the scene tending to the victim. Michelle Anderson, 47, was driving

Woman injured in crash north of St. Joseph

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An Albany woman was injured early Oct. 8 when she swerved her vehicle to miss a dead deer on CR 2 north of St. Joseph. Kelly Lanners, 32, was driving north when she came upon a dead deer in the road. She swerved to miss it, drove into the east ditch and struck a sign, according to the Stearns County

Oct. 7 St. Joseph police blotter

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If you have a tip concerning a crime, call the St. Joseph Police Department at 320-363-8250 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 320-255-1301 or access its tip site at tricountycrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a crime.  Sept. 19  2:18 p.m. Nuisance. Minnesota Street E. An officer